Ying Kai and T4T Training Coming Your Way!
Anyone familiar with T4T (Training for Trainers) knows the name of Ying Kai. Ying Kai is the visionary Chinese-American pastor, missionary and church planter whom God used to launch one of the most dynamic church planting movements in the world today.
Ying and his wife Grace currently serve with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Steve Smith, author of T4T: A Discipleship Re-Revolution, captured Ying and Grace Kai's amazing story and the movement built on Training For Trainers (T4T) that saw more than two million baptisms and tens of thousands of new house churches planted in Asia.
Today, T4T is being adapted in a variety of countries and cultures around the world, where it is being used to reach millions of souls. Ying and Grace have conducted training of trainers around the world, and seen continual growth and multi-generational fruit.
Greet the Church
When it first appeared in 1999, Dr. Victor Choudhrie's Greet the Church in Your House ruffled more than a few feathers. Defenders of traditional church planting and mission models found the book's ideas iconoclastic. Dr. Choudhrie's book has now been revised and relaunched for the e-book generation.
I first met Dr. Choudhrie in 2002, while serving as a missionary in India. Even before that, though, I seemed to hear his name from everyone who was seeing multiplying movements of new churches in India. All roads to movements seemed to pass through Dr. Choudhrie's influence. Victor and Bindu's passion for the unreached and deep insights into Scriptural models for the Christian life, made them natural gurus for generations of young missionaries and local church planters who wanted to see fidelity to New Testament patterns and the dynamism that accompanied it in their own ministries. The Choudhries did not disappoint.
Despite whatever grumblings accompanied Dr. Choudhrie's Greet the Church in Your House many readers also found his ideas strangely familiar. Weren't these the same images of church that emerged from the pages of the New Testament? Wasn't this the vibrant life of faith promised by Christ and His apostles?
Though exegetical in nature, Choudhrie's writings have never been limited to biblical exegesis. Dr. Choudhrie is also a pioneer church planter and mentor of church-planting movements. This on-the-ground experience keeps his ideas fresh and relevant to missionaries and church planters who need real-life applications to the biblical lessons they've learned all their life.
T4T: Going Global
T4T is going global. Since its publication in the Spring of 2011, Steve Smith with Ying Kai's T4T: A Discipleship Re-Revolution has been used by thousands of English-speaking disciple makers around the world. But T4T's impact hasn't been limited to English-language practitioners. Already, the book is either available now or soon to be available in nearly a dozen languages:
used by thousands of...disciple makers around the world.
Korean: <click here>
Russian, Albanian, Portuguese, Hebrew, Chinese
If you have partners or co-laborers or know someone working in one of these languages, forward this article to them, and help spread the global resource of T4T!
CPMs in Latin America
At last count, mission researchers were tracking some 200 church-planting movements in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Latin America's most dynamic movements are currently taking place in Cuba, where Kurt Urbanek's new book, Cuba's Great Awakening, describes their growth and multiplication. Now, three additional resources are available for Spanish-speaking CPM practitioners.
David Garrison's Church Planting Movements has been translated into 20 foreign languages, and today, Spanish speakers can get the full translation, Movimientos de Plantación de Iglesias, in Spanish from our CPMs.com bookstore.
Cuba's Great Awakening
For years we've heard rumors of movements to Christ from inside Cuba. Now, for the first time, Kurt Urbanek has drawn back the curtain and shown us, in remarkable detail, just what God has been doing. Cuba’s Great Awakening: Church Planting Movement in Cuba masterfully documents the astounding moving of God during a crucial period in Cuba’s history. This inspiring movement has seen hundreds of thousands come to faith in Jesus Christ and thousands of new church starts. Congregations among Baptists alone have multiplied from 238 to 7,039 churches, missions and house churches in just 20 years. Among the Assemblies of God, the increase has soared from 89 churches in 1990 to 10,776 traditional churches and house churches by 2010. The author’s extensive experience in ministry in Cuba, his long-term relationship with the key persons involved in this movement coupled with his disciplined and professional utilization of statistical data and keen missiological insights make this a valuable resource for those who want to get a clear and inspiring picture of what God is doing through this church planting movement.